Thursday, June 15, 2006

Just Wondering

In today's mail was a form from the federal government. Nothing bad so don't worry. A friend is applying for a job and used me as a reference. The form is asking for my input.

At the top of the form it says "DUE TO AUTOMATION PROCESSING, DUPLICATE INQUIRIES MAY BE RECEIVED (n.b.: All caps on the form, too)." The way I read this, automation causes duplication so, done by hand, I'd only get one. I'd also note that there are no instructions about what to do if a duplicate arrives. Answer it? Toss it? Shred it?

Near the bottom of the page is an area titled "THIS PERSON CLAIMED THE FOLLOWING." In that section is "YEARS KNOWN: 00." If I've known this person for zero time, isn't this a stranger? Can I know someone for zero time?

Is this the best we can do?

Just Wondering.

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